The Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) is an Upstate New York consortium focusing on the demography and economics of aging, with Syracuse University as its hub and the Cornell Population Center and the School of Public Health of the University at Albany as its spokes. The overarching objective of the CAPS is to improve the health, well-being, and independence of older adults through research, training, and dissemination. CAPS is funded by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) P30 Demography and Economics of Aging Centers  program.  

CAPS research is characterized by two signature themes and three cross-cutting themes that directly address the goals and priority areas of NIA. The two signature themes are health and well-being and family and intergenerational supports. The three cross-cutting themes are: the role of policy, the importance of place, and the distinctive circumstances of specific populations, including populations defined by historical experiences (e.g., military veterans), geography (e.g., rural residents), health conditions (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease), or shared vulnerabilities (e.g., low socioeconomic status, racial/ethnic minority adults).  


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CAPS EVENTS

CAPS/CPR Seminar: Atheendar Venkataramani
Jan 27, 2023 at 12:00 PM

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Lerner Center/CAPS Bulletins

How Has Grandparenthood Changed in Rural China?
Merril Silverstein

Older Adults SNAP Experience Gaps in Benefits
Colleen Heflin, Leslie Hodges, Irma A. Arteaga, Chinedum O. Ojinnaka, and Gabriella Alphonso

The Unequal Burden of Long Covid
Marc A. Garcia, Catherine Garcia, and Erin Bisesti

Limited Cognitive Ability May Reduce SNAP Participation among Older Adults
Colleen Heflin, Dongmei Zuo, and Gabriella Alphonso

The Cost of Being a Woman: How Race and Education Affect the Gender Pay Gap
Erin Bisesti and Marc A. Garcia

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